Accessible and adequate housing key to tackling homelessness

Few housing options for those with limited financial means and cut off from their immediate family.

Ensuring there are housing options for people who are severely lacking in financial resources and social support will help to block entry into homelessness in Singapore and ease homeless people’s transitions into more stable housing arrangements, say the writers. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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Earlier this month, we published results from the second nationwide street count of homelessness. The study was based on fieldwork done last year, the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic. It also incorporated data on homeless shelter occupancy and interviews with shelter residents.

We wanted to understand how things had changed since the first nationwide street count in 2019, the reasons behind homelessness and possible pathways to housing security.

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